Risk Monitoring, Modelling and Mitigation of Benthic Harmful Algal Blooms along Mediterranean coasts

The objective of the project M3-HABs is to provide a common pan-Mediterranean strategy for monitoring benthic toxic microalgae, through the development of new, more efficient and common procedures and protocols, making the process mostly cost and time effective, allowing for most efficient monitoring designs, increasing the knowledge on environmental drivers affecting Ostreopsis blooms and translate this into a forecasting tool, and improving the general awareness of the risks related to Ostreopsis.

Partners: CoNISMa, CNR Istituto di Biofisica, ARPAL, CNRs (Libano) Laboratoire d’Oceanographie de Villefranche (Francia), Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis (Francia), INSTM (Tunisia), On AIR, DHI Italia

Inside the project, On AIR is involved, for the environmental modelling aspects, into the definition of statistical models for bloom prediction and in the dissemination of project results.

M3_HABs website

CLADAG 2015 presentation